What to Know Before Buying a Cremation Urn

A cremation urn is a commemorative tribute for the ashes of a loved one. We recommend that you take your time as you browse through our skilfully handcrafted urns in our store. We advise browsing through our web store and find a design which resonates to your loved one the most. This will allow you to look through our wide variety of urns to discuss with your family. 

An important part of finding the perfect urn is reflecting on the personality of your angel, making the process of searching for an urn more personal. We can guide you through your search by asking the following questions:

Who is the urn for?

Coping with the loss of a loved one can be a very difficult time in your life and what to do with the ashes is a deeply personal decision to make.

We provide a unique and diverse selection of cremation urns that will help you to find the memorial that embodies the true meaning of the life it represents. Finding a way to cherish and commemorate the life of a dearly departed loved one can help guide you through your healing process.

Your chosen cremation urn represents the personality and the cherished memories of your angel and those closest to them. If your loved one wished to be one with the earth, our selection of biodegradable cremation urns could be more fitting. 

A biodegradable urn naturally decomposes within soil or water and is considered eco friendly and safe for the environment. We provide biodegradable ashes urns that can be buried in the ground or urns that can be used for water burials. See below for the Biodegradable Tree Urn for Ashes.


Bamboo Biodegradable Tree Urn for Ashes


What size urn do I need?

If you intend to place your loved one’s ashes in one of our cremation urns, it is important that you know the appropriate size of the urn. Our carefully selected variety allows you to find the most suitable urn based on the size that you choose, the sizes we have to offer are: Adult, Child, Baby and Pet. We have a specific page for the size guide of our urns and each of our product pages explains the capacity of each urn in litres and cubic inches.

We also offer keepsake urns which have a smaller capacity, meaning you can hold a small amount of ashes of your angel within this urn. See below our Angel Wings Ashes Keepsake Urn in Crackle Glaze.


Angel Wings Ashes Keepsake Urn


Where can I place the urn?

With a variety of different options on where your urn should be placed, e.g. within your home or garden, or perhaps in a forest or at sea -  we have provided a separate guide to help answer these questions.

What material should the urn be made out of?

There are many materials for which your urn can be made out of, e.g. ceramic, wood, metal, porcelain and natural biodegradable materials. Each of which have various advantages depending on the location you choose for your loved one's resting place. We have created a helpful in depth guide to help you learn more about this here.

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Or feel free to contact us and we can help guide you through this difficult time.

Phone Number: 0161 533 0805

Email: contact@urnsforangels.com